The Business Times’ Views from the Top column this week features Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat’s views on reducing sugar intake

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat’s views were featured in The Business Times.

The article was first published on 28 January 2019.

Curbing a sweet tooth

This week’s topic: Should high-sugar drinks be taxed, or banned outright? How might people be persuaded to cut their sugar intake?

Source: The Business Times
Date: 28 January 2019

“SEEKING to persuade change in drinking habits could be most effectively achieved through education and awareness of the dangers of excessive sugar in our diets.

One way could be to require manufacturers, distributors, restaurants and other food and beverage (F&B) outlets to highlight products and menu items that have high sugar content.

A broad-based approach is needed to avoid a situation where consumers simply move on to unregulated high-sugar products. Additionally, more needs to be done to ensure lower-income groups have access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food and drinks.” – Tan Chong Huat